Strong focus on AIS at ESMINT - Need for urgent high quality training!

[fa icon="calendar"] Sep 16, 2016 12:27:12 PM / by Meg Blogg

Interesting summary from ESMINT 2016. We had the chance to host a hospitality suite at the annual European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy. 



Supporting the congress for Mentice was our exceptional stroke and NV expert team Johan and Peter with a simulator in our large space complete with Mentice orange coffee machine!. This was the first time Mentice was present in a formal capacity and was most certainly worth our efforts.




This congress increases in importance each year, now with their own journal EJMINT to support the society and affiliate organisation of ECMINT.



There were approx. 1000 participants including faculty and exhibitors, where prominent thought leaders and renowned clinicians come together to share knowledge and advance the quality of care given to patients with neurovascular injury.



There was a strong focus on AIS. A thorough presentation was delivered by Dr Fischer from Bern, Switzerland where the conclusions were clear and dramatic around the need for urgent high quality training:

  • USA today 10 284 mechanical thrombectomies /year- potential candidates  
    77 569 candidates / year. Workload increase by 240% for clinicians
  • Mechanical Thrombectomy will exceed aneurysm and AVMs by 2-3 times
  • Increased demand for trained stroke interventionalists
  • High interest from non-neuro specialties
  • Strict training needed to maintain quality



The launches of new products and the birth of new companies continues to emphasise the growth needed in this specialised field. In the auditorium we heard the latest challenges and learned of novel techniques from clinicians who are top in their field.


“I am excited by your technology and the opportunity this offers to others to learn critical skills“


The above were among the comments. These doctors in Turkey have had success using our simulation to educate large groups of non -neurointerventional physicians.



It was a pleasure for us to display our competence in this area to physicians and industry partners alike who were excited by the possibilities of our safe, reproducible and measurable solution for enhancing skill in treating cerebral pathologies.



Why not find out more on our Acute Ischemic Stroke training module that were demonstrated at ESMINT 2016! 


Acute Ischemic Stroke The training module



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Meg Blogg

Written by Meg Blogg

Vice President, Global Marketing.


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